In Luke chapter 6, Jesus spoke:

43 “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.

44 For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

If you ever wonder whether someone has a calling in a particular area, you simply observe their fruit.  We cannot judge the heart of others for that is FATHER’S responsibility.  Men can project an illusion of success but once you spend some time around them you will ultimately see the results or lack thereof in the areas that would support, confirm, or negate their claim.

Men create and project illusions of who they want others to see them as rather than simply being truthful and transparent.  There is nothing wrong with aspiring to be successful and visualizing your success but we must not attempt to deceive or be deceived as we pursue our goals.  This is why we should defer to FATHER’S Wisdom each and every day.

There are those who swing the pendulum to the other extreme and do nothing and aspire to be nothing in an attempt at false humility.  They really want others to serve them with their fruitfulness.  Jesus referred to the law of fruit trees in Luke chapter 13 in reference to this when He spoke:

6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.

7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’

8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it.

9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”

Those who sit around and do nothing are expressing that they really don’t have a clue to their purpose.  Jesus made it clear concerning fruit trees that don’t bear fruit need to be removed so that the resources are not wasted on them.  We are called to be productive in the area of our gifts and calling.  Let us each minister accordingly.  Let the fruit we produce be a blessing to others rather than just consuming it or hoarding it for our own consumption in the future.

We are to fulfill our part in the Body of Christ by supplying our fruit to other parts of the Body.  We should be fitly joined together and support those who are fruitful as well to form a vibrant, life-giving Body.  Those who produce nothing or “bad” fruit will be judged by FATHER.  For whatever reason they will not be allowed to further impact the Body and we should simply pray for their souls.  Their reward will occur later after the necessary purging and cleansing.  In deep reverence let us each pursue our own fruitfulness and not allow anyone to taint what FATHER has called us to do.  Let us each simply purpose to be fruitful each and every day.

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